Celtics, Heat react to Game 4 thriller




Celtics and Heat players had plenty to say after Boston’s 93-91 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Here’s the best of it:

— On Dwyane Wade’s shot at the buzzer in overtime that rimmed out and preserved the Celtics’ victory:

Doc Rivers: “Red [Auerbach] wasn’t going to let that go in, you know that. Not in the Boston Garden.”

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LeBron James: “It looked good. It was straight on. We ran through all the options and then he had it in his hands and I could tell that he was going for the win. He got Marquis (Daniels) up in the air, stepped through and it was a matter of inches when it comes to a make or a miss. He had a really good look.”

— Ray Allen on his health:

“Just my legs, they’ve gotten considerably better. Actually, my leg, my ankle. Just going into the game, starting the game, having my legs underneath me is for me it’s a huge deal now.”

— Paul Pierce on fouling out:

“Oh it was very frustrating. I mean but it’s gratifying when you see the other star player fouling out also.”

— James on fouling out:

“I don’t think I fouled him. I don’t think it was a foul.”